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  • Bar mitzvah film school

    By Pat Sierchio

    May 15, 2015 | 12:40 pm

    Over the years I’ve attended several bar mitzvahs — most of them at the movies.

    Not being Jewish, I’ve only attended one actual bar mitzvah — which took place during the Nixon era — and the only memories I have of it are eating Baked Alaska and trying to swipe whiskey sours from...

  • Comic rewrite of bar mitzvah fiasco fuels ‘Sixty Six’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 30, 2008 | 10:09 pm

    British director Paul Weiland dreaded making the speech at his 50th birthday bash -- a lavish weekend of candlelit banquets, champagne on tap and celebrity guests arriving via helicopter to his 18th-century country mansion.

    The 45-acre estate swarmed with British film luminaries...

  • Helena Bonham Carter—Jewish mother?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 30, 2008 | 5:25 am

    "I had not 'done' Jewish before," Helena Bonham Carter said breezily of why she chose to play a Jewish character in Paul Weiland's semi-autobiographical film, "Sixty Six."

    "So when Paul phoned up and said, 'Will you be my mother?' I said, 'Yes, of course' -- almost for sentimental...